Just like that another social post has divided the internet, but this time in audio form.
A new recording of a robotic-sounding voice is tearing offices, homes and marriages apart. It’s the black dress/blue dress all over again, but in audio form.
While most (sensible, right-minded) listeners hear the voice say ‘Laurel’, a significant portion of listeners are hearing ‘Yanny’. So, which do you hear?
What do you hear?! Yanny or Laurel pic.twitter.com/jvHhCbMc8I
— Cloe Feldman (@CloeCouture) May 15, 2018
While we think it 100% says ‘Laurel’ loud and clear, plenty of Twitter users think otherwise.
I was hearing only yanny and then I called the kids over and suddenly I could only hear laurel. I thought the video had changed but the kids were hearing yanny. I think I might have broken my brain. #yannyvslaurel
— Wes McNear (@crescent__fresh) May 16, 2018
— Jane Lonsdale (@JaneOnFOX7) May 15, 2018
— asha leo (@ashaleo) May 16, 2018
Others hear ‘Laurel’ (just like most of Team Be):
If you hear Yanny you’re quite possibly the most terrifying human in existence. MONSTERS!!!! #yannyvslaurel
— Erin Robinson (@ErinRobinson) May 16, 2018
— Sasha Lenninger (@SashaKOAT) May 16, 2018
If you want to know what is causing this incredible rift (and some actually hear both at the same time), some internet wizards have solved the mystery.
I though the #yannyvslaurel thing was going to be interesting but it's entirely dependent on the bass levels of your output device.
— (@fire) May 16, 2018
“I messed with the audio file and discovered that basically, the lower frequencies say ‘Laurel’,” Twitter user Jacob Livesay said. “And the higher frequencies say ‘Yanny’.”
Yanny/Laurel MYSTERY SOLVED! I messed with the audio file and discovered that basically, the lower frequencies say “Laurel,” and the higher frequencies say “Yanny.” Here’s some audio I messed with that lets you hear both sides. #yannyvslaurel #yannyorlaurel #yanny #laurel pic.twitter.com/eyybCNLnQi
— jacob livesay (@JFLivesay) May 16, 2018
Well there you have it folks! We’re still hearing ‘Laurel’ though.
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